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VIRGIN STEELE Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

VIRGIN STEELE has been confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23, 2012 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will perform on the cruise. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMORPHIS CORONER ...

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TANKARD, GOD DETHRONED Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL

TANKARD and GOD DETHRONED have been confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23, 2012 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will perform on the cruise. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY Joined By Ex-INTO ETERNITY Drummer

Philadelphia-based metal band SINGLE BULLET THEORY has announced the addition of drummer Adam Sagan (INTO ETERNITY, INFERNAEON, EUMERIA, ECHOTERRA) to the group's ranks. Adam will make his debut with SINGLE BULLET THEORY on September 10 during the band's next video shoot. "I first met Adam in Tempe, Arizona when we were on tour with AMORPHIS ...

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SHAPE OF DESPAIR Parts Ways With Singer, Announces Replacement

Finnish doom/death metallers SHAPE OF DESPAIR have issued the following update: "Just before this year, SHAPE OF DESPAIR and [ex-AMORPHIS/current AJATTARA singer] Pasi Koskinen parted ways. We got very few close persons in mind who could fit inside the band's chemistry and share the same passion for our music. "Welcome our newest member, Henri Koivula. ...

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HAMMERFALL Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL

Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL have been confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23, 2012 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will perform on the cruise. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ...

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NIGHTWISH Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have been confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23, 2012 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will perform on the cruise. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ...

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AMORPHIS To Support NIGHTWISH In California

Finnish melancholic dark rock/metal icons AMORPHIS will be direct support for NIGHTWISH at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California on January 21, 2012. Also appearing on the bill will be DOMMIN. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster. "The opportunity of playing exclusive show with NIGHTWISH came about around February," commented AMORPHIS guitarist Esa ...

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AMORPHIS's New Album Tops Finnish Chart

"The Beginning Of Times", the new album from Finnish melancholic dark rock/metal masters AMORPHIS, landed at position No. 1 on the official chart in the band's home country. Released on May 27 via Nuclear Blast Records, "The Beginning Of Times" is described as "the most challenging AMORPHIS album so far in terms of ...

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CORONER Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL

Reunited Swiss thrash trio CORONER made up of bassist Ron Royce, drummer Marquis Marky (a.k.a. Marky Edelmann) and guitarist Tommy T. Baron has been confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23, 2012 and return four days later. ...

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AMORPHIS: Audio Samples Of Entire New Album Available

Audio samples of all the songs that are set to appear on "The Beginning Of Times", the new album from Finnish melancholic dark rock/metal masters AMORPHIS, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. Due on May 27 via Nuclear Blast Records, "The Beginning Of Times" is described as "the most challenging AMORPHIS album so ...

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AMORPHIS: 'You I Need' Video Released

"You I Need", the new video from Finnish melancholic dark rock/metal masters AMORPHIS, can be viewed below. The clip was filmed on April 29 in Berlin, Germany. Check out photos from the video shoot at Metal-Hammer.de. "You I Need" comes off the band's new album, "The Beginning Of Times", due on May 27 ...

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AMORPHIS Films 'You I Need' Video

Finnish melancholic dark rock/metal masters AMORPHIS filmed a video for their new single, "You I Need", earlier today (Friday, April 29) in Berlin, Germany. Commented AMORPHIS manager Jouni Markkanen: "So far they are very happy with the way things are going and the video promises to be totally epic! I don't want to say too ...

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AMORPHIS: 'The Beginning Of Times' Trailer Available

A five-minute trailer for "The Beginning Of Times", the new album from Finnish metallers AMORPHIS, can be viewed below. Due on May 27 via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD is described as "the most challenging AMORPHIS album so far in terms of both music and lyrics." Its central character is the iconic hero of Finnish ...

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AMORPHIS To Perform New Single On Finnish TV

Finnish metallers AMORPHIS will release a new digital single, "You I Need", in Finland on April 20 and in other countries on April 22. The song will be premiered on the AMORPHIS Facebook page and various radio stations on Monday, April 11. On Easter Sunday, April 24, AMORPHIS will participate in the charity gala "Idols ...

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THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT: 'Ghost' Artwork Unveiled

Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE VAI, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR, GWAR) has revealed the final cover artwork "Ghost" — the fourth in a series of albums to be made available under THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT moniker. Check it out below. Also available is the slipcase artwork for the CD. Devin previously ...

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TRAIL OF TEARS To Enter Studio In September

Norwegian gothic metallers TRAIL OF TEARS will enter Sound Suite Studio in Marseille, France in September with producer Terje Refsnes to record their as-yet-untitled seventh album. An early 2012 release is expected. Upcoming TRAIL OF TEARS shows: April 21 - Venlo, The Netherlands - Venlonazaal (with EPICA) April 23 - Lelystad, The Netherlands - Underground ...

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